Custer Township, Sanilac County, Michigan

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Custer Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,036 at the 2000 census.



  • Sandusky is a city on the southern boundary of the township at the junction of M-19 and M-46, but is administratively autonomous. The Sandusky ZIP code 48471 serves most of the township.[3]

The postal delivery areas of some other nearby communities serve the township:

  • Carsonville is a village to the southeast, and the Carsonville ZIP code 48419 serves a small area in the southeast corner of the township.[4]
  • Deckerville is a village to the northeast, and the Deckerville ZIP code 48427 serves and area in northeast part of the township.[5]
  • Snover is an unincorporated community to the west, and the Snover ZIP code 48472 serves a small area in the northwest corner of the township.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.6 km²), of which, 35.3 square miles (91.5 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,036 people, 404 households, and 300 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.3 per square mile (11.3/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 12.4/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 0.19% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.92% of the population.

There were 404 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.90.

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